Tropical storm Humberto strengthens in Atlantic

2013-09-10 08:31
Tropical Storm (AP, file)

Tropical Storm (AP, file)

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Miami - A strengthening tropical storm Humberto is moving west across the Atlantic, southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, and could become a hurricane within a day.

The storm's maximum sustained winds reached 85km/h on Monday afternoon.

The US National Hurricane Centre in Miami says Humberto could become a hurricane sometime on Tuesday.

The storm is centred about 155km southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and is moving further away from that area.

A tropical storm warning has been discontinued for the southern Cape Verde Islands as Humberto moves away from that area. No coastal watches or warnings are currently in effect.

The storm is moving westward at 20km/h.

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